Wiltshire Council is encouraging people to have their say on the local plan before it is too late to do so.

The consultation period for the local plan ends at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22.

The council has warned that those who do not comment at this stage will not be able to participate in the public hearing sessions in 2024.

Councillor Nick Botterill, cabinet member for strategic planning, said: “The local plan is a very important policy as it sets out the vision and framework for housing, infrastructure and land for employment growth in Wiltshire for the next 15 years.

“During this consultation, we have held 16 well-attended in-person events around the county and an online webinar that has been watched online more than 1,100 times.

“It has been really positive that so many people have already taken the opportunity to find out about the plan and submit comments.

“This is the most ambitious local plan Wiltshire has ever seen, with new zero carbon standards for homes, increased biodiversity, and more affordable homes.

“With just a week to go, I would urge anyone who hasn’t yet submitted comments to do so before the consultation ends.”

The local plan draft describes targets of more than 36,000 homes and 160ha of employment land across Wiltshire.